Extending your Freelancer's Residence Permit

I have arranged a special setup that you can get your income report (Nettogewinnermittlung, NGE) quickly and affordably prepared. This report is a mandatory requirement to extend your permit for freelancing (§21 para. 5 AufenthG). If you have a permit based on §21 para. 1 AufenthG, then you will actually need an income audit but most small businesses get away with an income report. Don't know which kind of permit you have? Do not ask me! Look at your permit – right-hand side and also the supplementary green slip that came with the card!!

Income Report vs Income Audit

Maybe you are asking yourself what the difference between an income report and income audit is. The income report can be compared to the German wording "Nettogewinnermittlung" while the income audit relates to "Prüfungsbericht". The difference is in the details to report on. The income audit needs much more information from you and is typically addressing the shareholding director of a company on a self-employment permit (§21 para. 1 AufenthG). However, if you are close to being eligible for permanent residency, then an income audit makes more sense. The income audit will already provide most of the information required for a successful application for permanent residency.

Below, I want to develop the services you can choose from. The basic service will be exclusively the income report. In addition to that, I also have a kaleidoscope of optional services for you to chose as you wish. When you have the permit pursuant to "§21 para. 1 AufenthG or want to prepare the application for permanent residency, then please choose the supplementary service "audit".

Extending your Freelancing Permit – Basic Services

Since your permit is about to expire, you need to extend it. Immigration wants to touch base with you again and determine whether your livelihood is secured. In other words: Have you been making enough money?

My basic services are to develop your income report. Please respect that my assignment and responsibility is not to determine the correctness of your bookings and answer any other questions. If I have a simple question, I will call you, so please supply me with your phone number. In order to issue this vital document, I will need access to your bookings in your bookkeeping program. Please arrange by yourself! I will browse through your numbers and determine your income and then issue your income report for immigration.

This will cost you 125 € ex VAT – flat.

All this is inside my basic services. The terms of supplying are simple:

  1. You will assign me with binding intention upon completion and sending the below contact form.
  2. We will invoice you with € 125 ex VAT.
  3. After receipt of payment, I will provide the income report inside 4 working days.
  4. My basic assignment is then completed.

Optional / Additional Support

I often experience that freelancers want / need more support when connecting to a professional. I will gladly support your further than the basic service. Do you have just a question or two around extending, call my service number.

You have a serious issue you are worried about, then it is better that you book an initial consultation.

Here are the optional services, I offer:

  1. Drafting a checklist to prepare yourself for the appointment at immigration,
    it will be personalized and typically show all required details,
    € 30
    if you want and / or need to discuss any necessity in regards to this checklist, please call the service number
  2. Accompanying you to your immigration appointment – either in Berlin or Potsdam,
    When is this needed? Whenever you deem that immigration will be making problems – for whatever reason.
    My support: I will organize the appointment, provide you with the checklist what to bring with you, and we meet at immigration around 30 minutes prior to the appointment and be double functioning as your interpreter and legal consultant. Wanting to be fair and in the knowledge of immigration not providing sufficient time slots, we plan to only check at most twice a day for free slots. If you already have an appointment, I will reduce my fees by € 100. When urgent / short notice, best call my office upfront and request my availability for a certain day and time.
    € 300 for Berlin and for Potsdam € 350
  3. Livelihood Calculator
    Immigration wants to determine that you are making enough money that you can finance yourself without public support. I have a valid calculator that I can prepare for you. What is the advantage of this calculator? It will save the official's time and you will get your appointment sooner and/or processing in general will be significantly expedited. If I am unfortunate to develop that your income does not suffice, I will provide you with hints how to cover this gap. It will be your duty to process the hints.
    In order for me to process this, please inform of how high your warm rent for your residential living is and the amount of your health insurance premiums. If you are not single, please mention this in the text box below and inform me of your spouse's gross and net income and health insurance premiums. You can gladly upload the latest pay slip.
    € 50
  4. Income Audit
    It is best to directly order an income audit when you want to apply for permanent residency right after having received your extension. This approach will save you time and money. We will provide you with a checklist on all documents / information needed, which you may upload to a SyncBox we will open especially for you.
    € 475
  5. Validating your Bookings
    Validating your bookings simply means that I will doublecheck that you have correctly labeled your bookings. If I notice you erred with a booking, I will leave a note with the booking after correcting it. If you have not labeled the movements of your bank account, I will go through them as well. The advantage of this support will be less surprises from the tax office after an audit.
    € 1.5 – per booking

N.B. All fees are ex VAT.

We look forward to serve you!

You will really need an audit if you are a shareholding director or if you wish to explain to the authorities why you are not so successful as you wish and immigration so expects.
Please provide me with the granting date of your current permit resp. last extension
Please provide me with the granting date of your current permit resp. last extension
Please briefly describe me what your line of business is. I want to understand that your numbers do make sense. Especially, when validating the numbers, I need to know this for plausibility purposes.
Please provide me with the name of your health insurance company and the monthly or annual fee you pay.
Checklist for Immigration Appontment
Though I love to travel, I want to be reasonable. You will need this when you fear immigration will be making issues.
Do you wish that your bookings be validated for your returns as well?
When you are ordering the service "livelihood calcultor" and are married, please mention how much your spouse earns (gross and net), as well as the warm rental costs.
Upload relevant files for the income audit resp. livelihood calculator
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